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Urban School by Mattb325.

In real life, many schools teach students from Kindergarten all the way through to the end of Senior School, and, in this ghastly era of economic rationalism where every public institution must return a profit to justify its existence, many are also forced to host more lucrative adult evening classes.

Having schools in SC4 that cater for Elementary through to High School is nothing new (for example see my Bourke St Public School: Bourke St Public School), but combining junior, senior and adult education in the one campus hasn't been done before (to my knowledge). 

The Urban School combines all three functions. 

It is crucial to note that this school is not designed or modded to be a radical lot. If you want a radical lot that increases education levels with no cost and taking up no space, then this is not for you.

Placing this lot merely emulates all three functions of the Maxis Large Elementary School, the Maxis Large High School and the Maxis City College in terms of Capacity, Radius, Cost and School Effectiveness vs Average Age categories; using the upper limits of each school type to create a single multi-purpose institution. It houses up to 14,500 students and has a very large coverage radius. EQ Boost and Population vs Distance stats are the same as the standard Maxis schools.

The Bat itself is fictional, and is based on any number of more modern educational institutions. 

The central entrance area houses adminsitration, cafeteria, gymnasium/indoor courts & auditorium; the junior school is housed in the smaller wing, and the senior school laboratories and workshops in the larger wing.

The adult college uses the senior wing after 5pm once all of the students and day teachers have gone home.

This is a large building and lot, weighing in at 8x8 tiles (a bit over 4 acres in the old parlance) and has ample room for a soccer pitch, grassed relaxation areas and the typical asphalt surfaces where countless kids can graze their elbows and knees when falling over.

It provides 390 teaching jobs.

Visually, the lot is best placed on a corner, following the contour of the front driveway area.

Like all my Bats, I have thoroughly tested this concept in both a Vanilla game and a full (4+GB) plugins for over 500 Sim Years in each and haven't observed any abnormal occurrences. In other words, all education levels increased when placed, desirability increased, rewards were unlocked, teachers went on strike when funding was dropped etc, etc.

However, if there are any issues, please report them on my thread (Repository of Garbage, Broken Dreams and Disappointment).



Lot size :                      8x8
Plop Cost:                   §16,150
Bulldoze Cost:            §1,160
Catalogue Capacity:  14,500
Catalogue Cost/Mth:  §5,700
Pollution:                     10 (Air)/ 7 (Water)/ 5 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:        2/3/0
Coverage Radius:       5,800
EQ Boost:                     24
School Effect vs Age:20 (5), 30 (5), 40 (5), 50 (5), 60 (2.5), 70 (0.5), 80 (0)
School Pop vs Dist:   100 100
Power Consumed:     18 Mwh
Water Consumed:      70 Gal/Month
Occupant Group:        Civic; School; SchoolsHS; SchoolsK6; Strikable Education; College
Demand Created:       R§236; R§§134; R§§§20



This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite. 
You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File!

If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) 



****Sigh**** I look forward to the day when I won't have to write a ridiculous parking texture disclaimer for every Bat I release..... 
The area in the front of the administration and senior wings is reserved for buses and teachers cars only. 
I have deliberately left massive parking areas off this lot as it is already a large size (large lots attract extra crime) and there are so many custom parking lot options available that you can place your own parking, or, you can use the lot editor to maroon this BAT like some desert island in a dull endless sea of asphalt and white lines to emulate middle America. 



To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins:

*BSC BAT Props - Mattb325 Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
*BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180)
*BSC Texture Pack - Cycledogg V01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101)


To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.


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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

thank you  well thought out idea to combine all these schools in one structure   I like the angles of the buildings and the beautiful lotting   always well modded and trouble free work from you

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I love this!

Although from a strictly visual standpoint this works well as a rural High School.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

One of the best schools I've seen for SC4. Looking forward to using this. Great work as ever *:thumb:

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Your models and buildings are always my faves.  This one is no exception!

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Excellent work on this

My cities education scores will be going up thanks to you :)

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Excellent school! Will definitely use this a lot in my game. Thanks for the work.

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Excellent! This school fits in anywhere, be it as a rural education center or a downtown facility. :thumb:

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very very good... 5/5... like the lotting of the model... like that it carries some jbsimio sensibilities in school texture and final look...

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It's always a pleasure to find a new update from Mattb325 ! I'm always waiting for the next one...

Thank you mate !

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What a beautiful school. Those diagonals are zesty!

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Lovely work! A real beauty.

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I love this building and education centre! It's awesome. My urbanism is wonderfull with your Buildings. Thank you much MattB!

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